Lad & Lass Nomination

Candidates must be:

  • Candidates for election as Honest Lad and Honest Lass must have reached the age of 19 by the date of the election.

    NOTE: There is no upper age limit. Candidates can also be married/Living with partner 

  • Candidates must certify that they have lived within Musselburgh Council Wards, Whitecraig and Wallyford for a total of eight years.
  • Application must include a personal statement from the candidate, endorsed by their Proposer and Seconder.
  • They will acquaint themselves, and agree to comply, with the current Rules and Guide to Procedure.
  • Nomination of candidates will be agreed by the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees.
  • A maximum of three candidates will be accepted for the position of Honest Lad and three candidates for the position of Honest Lass.

Riding Ability

  • There is an expectation that you will participate in several of the Border Ride Outs together with the 2 Musselburgh Ride Outs.
  • The Association suggests that you take a few lessons prior to submitting your online application to ensure that it is something you will be able to enjoy.

Weight Restrictions

  • Stables have advised that weight restrictions for riders are being introduced in 2014
    (max 16 stone) for welfare reasons.

Election Rules

  • Please be aware that there are rules that MUST be adhered to during the election of the Honest Lad & Honest Lass. These are to ensure fairness to all candidates.
  • An Election Rules Guidelines Booklet will be provided once you have indicated your interest.